How to boost borders with half-hardy annuals

Discover how to pep up your borders by planting cosmos, cleome and nicotiana in this video with Monty Don.

In this video guide, Monty Don shows you how to fill any gaps in your borders with half-hardy annuals, which will provide colour through to the first frosts. Check out his favourites: fragrant tobacco plants (Nicotiana sylvestris), Cleome hassleriana ‘Cherry Queen’ and ‘White Queen’, and the elegant white Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Purity’, then give them a try yourself. Many half-hardy annuals should still be available to buy in garden centres.

Advertisement
Advertisement